Sarah Sanders named new White House press secretary

Newly-appointed  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)
Newly-appointed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)

Washington - Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named as the new White House press secretary on Friday following the resignation of Sean Spicer, part of a dramatic major shake-up in President Donald Trump's inner circle.

Anthony Scaramucci, himself named the new White House communications director by Trump, made the formal announcement to reporters.

Spicer quit in opposition to Trump's appointment of Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter of the billionaire investor-turned-president, a White House official told AFP.

In a brief statement read out by Sanders, a combative Trump said: "We have accomplished so much and [been] given credit for so little."

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